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The Talkies

With 34 years of experience, The Talkies is a leading servicing production house in the MENA region, providing high-end content on a local, regional and global scale. It has 5 offices in Beirut, Dubai, Cairo, Riyadh and Casablanca. It also covers the entire Middle East & North Africa Region (i.e. Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Tunisia).

Locations in Jordan

Jordan offers a diverse landscape that attracts regional and international productions. These include deserts (Wadi Rum, Wadi Araba, Al Jafr, Wadi Dahek), old markets, villages, forests, salt beach, sea beach, mountains, roads, historical sites, shopping malls, business districts. In addition, Jordan allows productions to shoot in army base camps and airports. It also has sound stages with a variety of backlots coming in 2023. 

Why come to Jordan

  • film permits can be acquired within 7-14 days

  • visa permits are easily obtained on arrival to Jordan for most international nationaities and with restricted nationalities, it can take up to 14 days to obtain entry visa. As for bringing equipment to Jordan for shooting, it would require 5 days for customs clearance permit

  • visa permits are easily obtained on arrival for most international nationalities. For some restricted nationalities, it can take up to 14 days to obtain an entry visa. It takes five days to get a customs clearance permit for equipment

  • Jordan offers a variety of local talent and casts and can supply the production with a large number of extras

  • there is a range of high qualified crew that has both local and international experience

  • drones are allowed in the country with the escort of the army. It takes three days to obtain approval for local drones and 21 days for foreign drones

Previous Clients

Apple, Anonymous Content, Markenfilm, IRIS, Media Pro, KieferWorx, C41 Media, Akkurat Studios, Cutting Edge, JWT /Wunderman Thompson, Pulse Films, Iconoclast, Reset Content, Carnage & Progress Film UK, Quad Paris, Somesuch, Anorak Film, Caviar, Park Pictures, PUBG, Sonny London, Carnibird, Otto Films, Moustache, MJZ London, Outsider TV, Dictionary Films, Wondros USA, Rival School, Special Guest, Wanda Paris, Super Prime Films ...


Dubai Lynx: 1 x Silver Prize Craft Film - 2012
Cannes Lions: Shortlisted in Craft Film - 2013
Dubai Lynx: 1 x Gold Film Paid Services - 2014
Dubai Lynx: 2 x Silver Craft Films - 2014
Cannes Lions : Young Director Award - 2015
Cannes Lions: 1 x Bronze PR Category - 2016
Dubai Lynx: Bronze in Film Craft - 2022


Jordan Film Commission (RFC) has created a cash rebate system for local, Arab and International productions. Jordan has increased the maximum cash rebate available from 10% of Jordan spend to 25% for international productions. Please find more information here.